It's no surprise that the most recent World Series champions are the favorite to win the next World Series, but that feat has been done relatively few times and only three times from a team in the National League. So history is not on the Cubs side this year, but we're talking about a team who just won their first World Series in 108 years so nothing would surprise me this year.
I think the Cubs have a pretty decent chance of repeating this year. It's no surprise that I am VERY biased when it comes to the Cubs, but I've also been a lifelong fan who has followed the team for my entire life. What few people realize is that this was supposed to be the Cubs breakout year. Last year was a great surprise to all of us and I'm not complaining whatsoever, but most Cubs fans I know always talked about 2017 being the year we finally had a chance to win it all.
The Cubs roster is pretty much a mirror image of last years with the notable exception of Grandpa Ross. Even so, Willson Contreras got ample playing time last year and is more than ready to take on catching duties full time this year. We also have a starting pitching rotation that is the envy of both the National and American Leagues.
I'm no prophet and a true Cubs fan never gets cocky, but if I were a betting man I'd put my money on the Cubs this year. I understand that the MLB season is incredibly long and that anything can happen, but I won't be surprised if the Cubs raise the trophy again this November. Does anyone else agree with me or am I allowing my bias to cloud my judgement and overlooking another team that is waiting in the wings this year?